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Merchants of Doubt

by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway

New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010. 368 pages.

From the publisher: "Merchants of Doubt was one of the most talked-about climate change books of recent years, for reasons easy to understand: It tells the controversial story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established scientific knowledge over four decades.

Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

by Bill McGuire

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 303 pages.

“Bill McGuire’s main thesis in Waking the Giant is that global climate change will trigger earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes that will add to the major miseries of crop failures, acidification of the ocean, flooding of coastal cities, and unbearable heat over much of the planet. He provides numerous case studies, including those of his own. His conclusions are basically correct,” writes reviewer Norman H.

Overheated: The Human Cost of Climate Change

by Andrew T. Guzman

New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 280 pages.

Guzman “thinks the human dimensions of climate change have not been well communicated to the public,” explains reviewer Amy E.

Global Weirdness

by Climate Central

New York: Pantheon, 2012. 240 pages.

Global Weirdness, according to reviewer Anne U.

Living in a Dangerous Climate: Climate Change and Human Evolution

by Renée Hetherington

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012. 272 pages.

“Hetherington makes a case for the reality of human-induced climate change and warns of its likely effects on the dominance of the human species on earth today,” reviewer Miriam Belmaker explains.

Earth: The Operator’s Manual

by Richard B. Alley

New York: W. W. Norton, 2011. 479 pages.

“This is a terrific book,” writes reviewer Daniel Bedford. “‘The burning question’ examines the history of humanity’s relationship to energy sources, raising the intriguing possibility that we are human partly because of our use of energy, in the form of cooking; ‘Learning while we burn’ is an extensive discussion of climate science and how past climate changes clearly show that carbon dioxide has been ‘the biggest control knob’ of earth’s climate machine over geologic time.

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